- Narrated by: Nicholas Hoult
- Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-03-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listening Library
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In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don't.
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By Jody R. Nathan on 11-04-07
Slam Dunk! Great read!
Sam is an ordinary 16 year old from a broken home. He is a likable kid, and he tries to do the right thing. Sam likes to skateboard, and his hero is Tony Hawk. Sam has practically memorized Tony Hawk's autobiography and the Tony Hawk poster on Sam's wall talks to Sam and gives him advice.
The narrator is very convincing; and why not? Its Nicholas Hoult, the kid who played Marcus in About a Boy. His narration really pulls you in and makes you BELIEVE that Sam is actually talking to you.
You really see Sam's inner life; Sam is neither too dense nor too insightful. The tone is very good. Others look at this book as a young adult book, but I don't see it as that; the character study was great, and I could hardly put it down.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By John on 03-14-08
Thumbs up for Hornby for Teens
I've listened to Hornby's adult titles and was thrilled to see this young adult audiobook by him. We listened to it as a family with our tween boys and thought the best of Hornby came shining through. The narrator's pace was just right as well. The boys loved it!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful